Growls Are Better Than the Alternative

May 2015 Growls Are Good.  Let me be clearer: Growling is good when compared to not growling, and biting instead. In this post I will share with you what I have learned over the years concerning The Growl.   Why I Don't Recommend Punishing a Dog for Growling.   When a dog growls he/she is asking …

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Why Training Is Essential

Training is not a luxury, but a key component to good animal care. There are many reasons people choose to train an animal.  Some people train animals to avoid being bitten, attacked, or crushed by them.  Some people train animals to avoid being their next meal.  Some people train animals to make their lives easier …

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Try Giving Instead of Taking

There is a very common myth that taking an animal’s food or toys away while they are enjoying them, will teach the animal to allow anyone to come up and take things from them.  This “technique” at best, is usually viewed as an annoyance to the animal, but at worst it can trigger or create …

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